BBC Sport - Masters 2017: Darren Clarke tips Rory McIlroy for Grand Slam glory

Clarke backs McIlroy for Grand Slam glory

Darren Clarke believes fellow Northern Ireland player Rory McIlroy is "guaranteed to win here sooner rather than later" as he aims to clinch the Masters title to become only the sixth man to achieve the Grand Slam.

"He's probably the best player in the world," added former Open winner and Ryder Cup captain Clarke. "He has a real determination and desire to complete the Grand Slam, which hopefully he will do."

McIlroy is one over at the halfway stage in Augusta after carding a 73 in Friday's second round.